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Lesson Plans (3) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (5) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (17) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (11) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (9) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (2) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Lesson Plans


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A Disaster in the Making
http://www.nytimes.c...
This is a writing assignment for students to compare the effects of natural disasters. Questions are included as well as a video clip. An internet connection is required.

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Volcanoes Online
http://library.think...
Students can learn about volcanoes and test their knowledge using the volcanic database, information on volcanoes and plate tectonics, review questions, games, and comics!

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Learning about Water & Watersheds
http://www.mrsoshous...
Activities to incorporate in lessons about water & watersheds.

Podcasts


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National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationa...
This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

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WATCH a volcano
http://earthquake-re...
This page is an attempt to compile the volcano webcams of the world.

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Alaska Earthquke 1964
http://aptv.pbslearn...
In this video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

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Alaska Tsunami
http://aptv.pbslearn...
In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, learn about the devastating tsunamis generated by the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

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Weathering: Types of Rock Song
http://www.youtube.c...
This podcast is a song about earthquakes.

Informational Materials


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From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America's Ocean Realms
http://nationalgeogr...
This student reproducible, which accompanies several Xpeditions lessons, features information about 12 unique marine ecosystems. A map, glossary and more accompanies the information about the Mariana Trench, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Mexico and other locales.

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Volcanoes Online
http://library.think...
Students can learn about volcanoes and test their knowledge using the volcanic database, information on volcanoes and plate tectonics, review questions, games, and comics!

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Volcano World's Games & Fun Stuff
http://volcano.orego...
This website has several interactive games and simulations related to volcanoes.

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Plotting Earthquakes
http://earthquake.us...
The students will go to this website, which lists up to minute significant Earthquakes. They will then plot the Earthquakes on a physical map.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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Historic Hurricanes
http://www.nhc.noaa....
Information about past hurricanes including locations of land fall, paths, damage

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Real-time Earth
http://earthquake-re...
Students will use this site to read about Earth Changing current events.

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Real time Volcanoes
http://earthquake-re...
This page will get regular updates of the volcanic activity going on around the world.

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WATCH a volcano
http://earthquake-re...
This page is an attempt to compile the volcano webcams of the world.

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Alaska Tsunami
http://aptv.pbslearn...
In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, learn about the devastating tsunamis generated by the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

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Inside The Earth
http://www.enchanted...
This is an informative web site with diagrams of layers of the Earth.

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Volcanic Features
http://pbs.panda-pro...
Informative site about calderas, craters, geothermal, lava, and igneous rocks.

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Magma Mountains
http://pbs.panda-pro...
This informative web site for volcanoes, includes; calderas, craters, igneous rocks, magma, lava. Information about various parts of a volcano can be found by clicking on the terms.

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Cool Carbon
http://www.windows2u...
In this interactive game students and teachers are able to explore the carbon cycle by following an atom through the cycle.

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Kid Friendly Geology
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This is an in-depth geology textbook written for kids. Geology is the study of the Earth's surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain and the processes that destroy terrain.

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Volcano Explorer
http://kids.discover...
Teachers and students can use this virtual volcano interactive. Very informational. Build your own volcano and watch it erupt.

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Global Climate Change
http://www.epa.gov/c...
This site is an excellent source for students to get information about global climate change. It also shows the impact and allows students to think like scientists. There is also a section with ideas for being a part of the solution instead of the problem.

Interactives/Games


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Volcanoes Online
http://library.think...
Students can learn about volcanoes and test their knowledge using the volcanic database, information on volcanoes and plate tectonics, review questions, games, and comics!

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Volcano World's Games & Fun Stuff
http://volcano.orego...
This website has several interactive games and simulations related to volcanoes.

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Mountain Maker/Earth Shaker
http://aptv.pbslearn...
Students can interact with this site and see how plate movement changes the Earth's surface.

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Rocking with Rocks
http://www.learner.o...
Students can complete the Rock Cycle on this interactive site.

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Cool Carbon
http://www.windows2u...
In this interactive game students and teachers are able to explore the carbon cycle by following an atom through the cycle.

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Glaciers
http://phet.colorado...
Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.

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Kid Friendly Geology
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This is an in-depth geology textbook written for kids. Geology is the study of the Earth's surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain and the processes that destroy terrain.

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Volcano Explorer
http://kids.discover...
Teachers and students can use this virtual volcano interactive. Very informational. Build your own volcano and watch it erupt.

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Making My Own Weather
http://teacher.schol...
Interactive site where students manipulate the weather.

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Touchdown Tornado!
http://teacher.schol...
Students answer questions about tornadic activity and create a forecast.

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Shape It Up
http://www.kineticci...
An interactive activity that allows students to use forces of nature to change the earth's surface.

Learning Activities


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Volcano World's Games & Fun Stuff
http://volcano.orego...
This website has several interactive games and simulations related to volcanoes.

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Plotting Earthquakes
http://earthquake.us...
The students will go to this website, which lists up to minute significant Earthquakes. They will then plot the Earthquakes on a physical map.

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Predicting Paths/Evacuations
http://www.nhc.noaa....
Students will evaluate the weather conditions and history of current storms. They will predict the path the hurricane will take. The students will hold "town meetings" in making decisions about ordering evacuations.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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Kid Friendly Geology
http://www.kidsgeo.c...
This is an in-depth geology textbook written for kids. Geology is the study of the Earth's surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain and the processes that destroy terrain.

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Volcano Explorer
http://kids.discover...
Teachers and students can use this virtual volcano interactive. Very informational. Build your own volcano and watch it erupt.

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Making My Own Weather
http://teacher.schol...
Interactive site where students manipulate the weather.

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Touchdown Tornado!
http://teacher.schol...
Students answer questions about tornadic activity and create a forecast.

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Learning about Water & Watersheds
http://www.mrsoshous...
Activities to incorporate in lessons about water & watersheds.

Teacher Tools


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National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationa...
This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

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Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta....
Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

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